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hafdis huld writes song about the real-life spiderman
May 22, 2009, 9:59 am
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220509_hafdishuldUK tour starts next week

Icelandic popstar Hafdis Huld has been holed up in a converted barn in a remote part of Yorkshire for the best part of the year working on her as-yet-untitled second solo album, and now the promo machine is finally ready to roll out of the shed. The first single has been announced as ‘Kongulo’, an upbeat, percussive pop song co-written with multi-instrumentalist Tom Howe, due on June 21st. Taking its title from the Icelandic word for spider, the song was inspired by ‘The Human Spider’ Alain Robert, the climate crusading Frenchman who has scaled over 85 giant buildings with his bare hands since the early 1980s. A typically quirky video featuring Hafdis and a man in a spider costume larking about in the woods will be available soon.

With a production team headed up by award-winning studio man Calum MacColl, Hafdis has created an album with a warm, organic sound that she intends to release on her own label later in the year. “It was lovely getting back into the studio. The place we recorded in was a converted barn with chickens wandering around outside. It snowed and we were all wrapped up in scarves and hats and gloves. My Mum and Dad came over from Iceland to cook for us all so it felt just like home. I think that comes across in the recording because we were all so relaxed. It was quite homely and not at all glamorous or rock and roll but I always wore a bit of glitter with my mittens!” says Hafdis.

Hafdis has lined up several gigs to coincide with the single’s release, starting next week in Manchester. Catch her at the following venues:

25.05.09 Eurocultured Festival, Manchester
29.05.09 Unlit Sessions, London
04.06.09 Monkey Chews, Camden
07.06.09 Start The Bus, Bristol
10.06.09 Academy 3, Birmingham
11.06.09 The Porter, Bath
14.06.09 The Oakford, Reading
16.06.09 Freebutt, Brighton
18.06.09 Brel, Glasgow
20.06.09 Barfly, Camden
21.06.09 Moho, Manchester 
23.06.09 Slaughtered Lamb, London
25.06.09 Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

Alan Pedder

 

‘Kongulo’ [live]

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You know there is a free Spiderman game for the pc? The game has Spiderman, Carnage, Venom and more characters from Marvel, X-men, Justice League, and more. It is called MUGEN.

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